Village Location: KISII COUNTY
# of Villagers: 1,200
Village Started: OCTOBER 2022
# of Households Surveyed: 120
# of Villagers Who Started in the CHEC: 116
Graduation Date: EXPECTED APRIL 2023
# Graduated from Health Training:
# of Participants in Economic Training:
2022 Primary Economic Groups:
Nyanturago is GHC's 11th village and the 2nd of our 6 new Rotary Club Grant villages. It is located in Kisii county, Masaba south sub-county, Nyaribari Masaba constituency, Nyamasibi Ward, Nyamasibi location, Nyanturago sub-location. It is about 37 Km southeast of Kisii, and takes roughly 50 minutes to drive there.
We conducted our baseline surveys in mid-October of 2022 and covered 120 households. The surveys consisted of health questions, such as nutrition intake, housing and compound situations, water source conditions, and hand washing, along with economic and social questions. We found that most households have disorganized kitchen gardens or none at all and either buy their vegetables from the market or don't eat vegetables. A decent number of households in Nyanturago live in mud walled houses, with grass thatched or rusty iron sheet roofs, which leak when it rains. The houses tend to be poorly smeared and most have no places in their kitchens to place their utensils.
Most households had hand washing stations but a good number were non-functional because they lacked soap and disinfectants. Most households had poorly built pit latrines, with mud walls and floors made of logs.
The results of the baseline surveys tell us that there is tremendous opportunity for behavior change, and health and economic empowerment in this village. We began our our health training curriculum in January 2023, and have been busy teaching and engaging with the villagers. We have conducted the hands-on model kitchen gardens, latrines and tippy-tap stations. Beginning in April, we will continue on with economic empowerment.
A CHEC Member teaching the group about skin diseases
A CHEC member with her seeds
The CHEC members during a health training session
The CHEC members during a session on planting their kitchen gardens
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